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LIBERTY BELL AND THE ASSEMBLY OF FREEDOM, THE

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LIBERTY BELL AND THE ASSEMBLY OF FREEDOM, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
10 minutes
VIDEO
CARTER STOUDT
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I learned so much by watching the student made film The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom. This is a beautiful documentary with moving archived images, new footage and thoughtful interviews that support the Liberty Bell story.

This documentary provides information and history about the Liberty Bell and how it shaped American history. The film highlights how bells were once vital communication tools within a community.

What impressed me most is the excellent research that 14-year-old Carter Stoudt brings to this film and the historical impact he reveals about the Liberty Bell. His interviews with contemporary historians bring additional insight to the story.

The filming and editing are amazing. I was astonished that this was filmed and edited by someone only slightly older than me. I loved the footage of the Liberty Bell itself and its housing. The Colonial costumes and footage are great and I suspect they were provided by the museum that are cited. The production is truly first rate, from the camera work to the historical locations. The interview footage were not as meaningful from a setting perspective and it appears that at least one interview was filmed via Zoom, but the content of the interview is terrific. The background music supports the historical theme. There are no special effects, but the editing is top notch. Fourteen-year-old Carter Stoudt is the producer, co-writer and director. Nolan Watkins is the co-writer and narrator. Nolan's narration is very steady. It is a bit emotionless perhaps, but he articulates clearly and calmly. My hats off to them both as it is a beautiful production. My favorite part was seeing all the various dignitaries that have visited the bell from Queen Elizabeth to the Dalai Lama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and more.

It's fun and important to learn more about American history and to seek resources outside of textbooks to further our knowledge.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST!

I learned so much by watching the student made film The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom. This is a beautiful documentary with moving archived images, new footage and thoughtful interviews that support the Liberty Bell story.

This documentary provides information and history about the Liberty Bell and how it shaped American history. The film highlights how bells were once vital communication tools within a community.

What impressed me most is the excellent research that 14-year-old Carter Stoudt brings to this film and the historical impact he reveals about the Liberty Bell. His interviews with contemporary historians bring additional insight to the story.

The filming and editing are amazing. I was astonished that this was filmed and edited by someone only slightly older than me. I loved the footage of the Liberty Bell itself and its housing. The Colonial costumes and footage are great and I suspect they were provided by the museum that are cited. The production is truly first rate, from the camera work to the historical locations. The interview footage were not as meaningful from a setting perspective and it appears that at least one interview was filmed via Zoom, but the content of the interview is terrific. The background music supports the historical theme. There are no special effects, but the editing is top notch. Fourteen-year-old Carter Stoudt is the producer, co-writer and director. Nolan Watkins is the co-writer and narrator. Nolan's narration is very steady. It is a bit emotionless perhaps, but he articulates clearly and calmly. My hats off to them both as it is a beautiful production. My favorite part was seeing all the various dignitaries that have visited the bell from Queen Elizabeth to the Dalai Lama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and more.

It's fun and important to learn more about American history and to seek resources outside of textbooks to further our knowledge.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST!

The Liberty Bell was once a vital communication method that helped us win the war, and changed America forever. Without the Liberty Bell, quite possibly America wouldn't be the same today.

Philadelphia served as the first Capitol of our nation and its treasures and historic landmarks are the backdrops of this film which looks back at the Liberty Bell and the captivating stories behind this symbol.

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